James Harden Willing to Take Less Money To Stay In Oklahoma City
James Harden enjoyed a career season, averaging 17/4/4 while shooting a highly efficient 49% FG and 84% FT during the regular season, garnering the NBA 6th Man of the Year. Despite a disappointing NBA playoffs where he was on a milk carton more than the floor on nights, Harden has established himself as a top 5 SG in the league and is a key piece the Thunder’s future. The big question coming out of OKC is will they be able to keep both Harden and Ibaka for the long haul.
From the sounds of it, Harden loves OKC, is willing to do what he can to stay in OKC and wants to keep this team together.
“This team is like a family. Like, we’re really brothers. We hang out most of the time every single day. You won’t find any other team like this. I love it here. This is something special here. A dynasty is being built here. So we’re winning, we’re having fun and we’re brothers. The other stuff, you can’t buy it.”
It’s fitting that the team with a crowd that is similar to a college atmosphere, has a basketball team similar to a college fraternity, while getting paid millions.
Despite their disappointing loss in the Finals, every team has to go through growing pains and work their way up to the mountain top and holding the Larry O’Brien trophy, which the loss to the Miami Heat will only make them stronger.